Nursing Homes Report supports Cork Senator’s Bill to regulate the professional home care sector

31 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Colm Burke has welcomed the Interim Report on Covid-19 in Nursing Homes, saying it reinforces the need for new legislation to regulate the professional home care sector. Reacting to the report published by the Oireachtas Special Committee on COVID-19 today (Friday) Deputy […]

€7 million for businesses in County Cork

29 July 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie COVID19 Government Restart Grant Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard has confirmed that Cork businesses have thus far received €7,040,646 from the Government’s COVID-19 Restart Grant to help them get back on their feet. Senator Lombard said, “Cork County Council is responsible for administering the Government’s Restart Grant to […]

How to improve small business social media

28 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has called on the European Commission to ensure that small and family-run tourism businesses in Cork are supported during this difficult time, especially when it comes to enhancing their digital skills. MEP Clune was speaking during a debate on the future of tourism […]

Keep beaches and oceans clean this summer

Keep beaches and oceans clean this summer

24 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Deirdre Clune MEP for Ireland South has called on people to make sure Irish beaches and oceans stay clean this summer. There have been reports over the last few days of various beach parties happening over the last few weeks that are leaving litter behind which can be […]

Professional home care Bill will regulate the sector – Burke

Professional home care Bill will regulate the sector – Burke

23 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Cork North Central TD, Colm Burke, this week introduced the Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2020 to the Dáil, saying this new legislation is designed to provide regulation in the area of professional home care. Deputy Burke said: “The number of people aged over 65 […]

#StayCation – Cork is a great place to take a holiday

#StayCation – Cork is a great place to take a holiday

21 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator, Jerry Buttimer is highlighting the attractions of Cork as Irish people look to holiday at home this year. Senator Buttimer said: “It’s great to see so many Irish people planning a ‘staycation’ this summer and to all those looking at their options I say, choose […]

How to dispose of unused medicines @IrishPharmacy

How to dispose of unused medicines @IrishPharmacy

17 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Urgent need to address the dangerous discarding of unused medicines in Ireland There is an urgent need to address the dangerous discarding of unused medicines in Ireland, according to Deputy Colm Burke, Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central. The Irish Pharmacy Union recently published alarming research showing […]

Carrigaline man Tim Lombard appointed as Fine Gael Agriculture spokesman in Seanad

Carrigaline man Tim Lombard appointed as Fine Gael Agriculture spokesman in Seanad

13 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork recently lost its Agriculture Minister, as in the new Government Macroom’s Michael Creed (FG) moved to the back benches. To make up for the vacuum; Non-Government party Labour TD then appointed their Cork East TD Sean Sherlock as party spokesman on Agriculture, along with the Marine, Social […]

Lord Mayor of Cork proposes vote of sympathy for footballing legend Jack Charlton

Lord Mayor of Cork proposes vote of sympathy for footballing legend Jack Charlton

13 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh is proposing to hold a vote of sympathy for footballing legend and former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton tonight at the biweekly Cork City Council’s monthly meeting. Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Joe Kavanagh said: “On behalf of Cork […]

Face coverings now mandatory on public transport in Ireland

Face coverings now mandatory on public transport in Ireland

13 July 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Passengers must wear face coverings when travelling on public transport in Cork to protect themselves and others from Covid-19, Colm Burke TD has said. Colm Burke TD said, “The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has signed the Health Act for the mandatory wearing of face covering on public […]